Our Teachers

ThayThich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His lifelong efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He travels regularly, leading retreats on the art of mindful living. He lives in Plum Village located in southern France, where he teaches, writes and gardens.





Elieen2007Eileen Kiera is an ecologist by training and a vegetable gardener by passion, but the practice and support of the Dharma has been her primary focus for the past 24 years. She’s a student of Thich Nhat Hanh and Robert Aitken, Roshi. Thich Nhat Hahn acknowledged her as a dharma teacher in 1990, and since then she’s led retreats in many places in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Her primary commitment, however, is to support the maturing of Dharma practice near her home in the Pacific Northwest. She lives with her husband in the mountains east of Bellingham at the Mountain Lamp Community